Provost Office

As the chief academic office of the University, the Provost Office is entrusted, by the President, with the responsibility to administer the academic programs and the faculty of the University.

It is Harding's mission to teach our students to integrate faith, learning, and living successfully by providing an excellent academic foundation.  Our faculty seek to teach and demonstrate to students how to integrate faith into what they are learning for the profession they seek to join.

In collaboration with the academic deans and chairs, the Provost Office evaluates and develops the academic curriculum, continually assessing majors to ensure our students are well prepared as they graduate and enter the workplace.

Disability Requirements

Testing Office

Handbooks:

Undergraduate Student Handbook (pdf)

Graduate/Professional Student Handbook (pdf)

Global Perspective Requirements

In recognition of the interrelatedness of world cultures and the Christian mission of worldwide evangelism, the global perspective requirement ensures that a liberal arts education includes the development of skills, knowledge, or dispositions that will help students interact meaningfully with the world, specifically beyond the borders of the United States.  The range of skills and content knowledge applicable to this category suggests that the general goals of global perspective may be met in a variety of ways through a combination of courses listed in the catalog.

The global perspective requirement is waived for all international students.  Other students who wish to apply for a waiver of the global perspective requirements (on the basis of extended residence abroad, for example) may have their appeal considered by the Global Literacy Committee.

To submit a waiver request the student must:

1. Log into Pipeline.
2. Select the Student bar.
3. Select the Student Records block.
4. Select the Global Perspective Waiver Request under the "Appeals" section.
5. Complete the form, and press "Send Letter".

You should receive a reply to your request for waiver within one business week.

Meet our Team

 

Provost

Marty Spears

Marty Spears, Ph.D.
Rice University
Faculty member at Harding University since 2000

Dr. Spears is also an Associate Professor of Mathematics.  Reporting to the President, his responsibilities include faculty, curriculum development and review, accreditation and other administrative functions.

 

Vice President for Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness and Vice Provost

Julie A. Hixson-Wallace

Julie A. Hixson-Wallace, Pharm.D., BCPS
Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy
Faculty member at Harding University since 2006

Dr. Hixson-Wallace is also a Professor of the College of Pharmacy.  She teaches in the areas of cardiovascular therapeutics and clinical pharmacokinetics.

Director of Academic Affairs

Jake Brownfield

Jake Brownfield, Ed.S.
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2012

Director of Assessment

James Berry

James Berry, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University
Harding staff member since 2016

Director of Sponsored Programs

Brad Miller
Brad Miller, Ph.D.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Faculty member at Harding University since 2007

Director of Institutional Intelligence & Research

Dana Steil
Dana Steil, Ph.D.

University of Alabama
Faculty member at Harding University since 2000

Institutional Research Analyst

Dustin Howell
Dustin Howell, MBA

Harding University
Harding staff member since 2003
 

Assistant to the Provost

Nancy Tackett

Nancy Tackett, MMIN
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2002

 

Office Administrative Assistant

Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis
Harding staff member since 2013

Project Coordinator

Vicki Spelce

Vicki Spelce, BBA
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2012

Contact Us

Location: Administration room 102

Mailing address:
Harding University
Provost Office
Box 10773
Searcy, AR 72149-5615